Yesterday was Equal Pay Day. President Obama signed Executive Orders that will impact employees at companies with federal contracts. This is a great opportunity to see if two of the core elements of the Paycheck Fairness Act have teeth to impact the stubborn Gender Pay Gap. The executive orders will prevent employers from penalizing employees who discuss their pay and require employers to report wages by gender and rate to the Dept. of Labor.
I had the pleasure of joining Paula Gutlove of Simmons College to discuss the issue with Emily Rooney on WGBH’s show Greater Boston. Here is that discussion.